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The Library

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   14/1 Moo 2, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
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Ranked #16 of 52 hotels in Bophut
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Amsterdam, Nederland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here for 4 nights and only 1 word: excellent. It's almost perfect, from hotel room, location till service. The only minus point is you could hear loud music from a club nearby sometimes, but it's not their fault, it's just Chaweng area.

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New York Mills, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very cool design, and a gorgeous red swimming pool! Beautiful seafood,and the restaurant "the page"- a must try bistro in Samui! Excellent experience for staying here!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ok, we stayed at the library for two nights as part of a wedding party. We were allocated page 11 (room11). The room was classed as a suite, from what I gather the only difference between this and the other rooms was a jacuzzi bath tub. The room is very very veerrryyyy clinical, I wouldn't class it as a comfortable... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Perhaps the staff were focused on the hotel guests as our experience was poor to say the least. We called in at the Library as we walked down Beach Road. Not particularly busy the staff were excruciatingly slow and not attentive at all. The drinks (cocktails) were by far the most expensive we have had on the island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a standout hotel and probably the best on koh Samui. Having visited six senses and four seasons i would choose the Library any day over them. The rooms are refreshing and modern with excellent wifi. The location is superb. On the beach but protected from the hordes. People watching sea swimming and sundowners all possible but also one... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the library while I was in Koh samui. The disappointing part came when I came back to the library within 48 hours of leaving to enjoy the restaurant out front, with some friends. Upon leaving we walked through the hotel to the beach and I was informed rudely "that this would be my LAST TRIP through", by... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband & I are here in Samui holidaying. This is our third time staying at the Library. I love the whole package about this small boutiquey type of hotel. It's very unpretentious, love the setting, love the beach area, love the food, love the service. The pool is not too big, not too deep either but for me it's... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very pretty hotel, wide open spaces, trees, sculpture and a great restaurant on the beach. The room design however is an achievement of a different calibre. The air-conditioner is high above the bed and blows loudly and strongly, sleeping will mean a strong cold breeze I am not kidding actual wind that cannot be avoided, the bed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

My wife and I spent a week at the Library Hotel and found it to be a wonderful place to stay. It is a small, quiet and beautiful resort that is located on an incredibly beautiful beach. It is a centrally located in Koh Samui, with plenty of shopping and restaurants nearby, but the hotel grounds are so quiet and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I've never stayed at the hotel but i make sure to come to the Drinks Gallery at least once every time I'm on the island. The attention to detail in the design is superb - the style second to none in these parts. The service is always impeccable, the food beautifully presented and very tasty and the cocktails are as... More

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Also Known As:
The Library Hotel
The Library Hotel Bophut
Library Koh Samui
Library Hotel Koh Samui
The Library Ko Samui/Bophut
Address: 14/1 Moo 2, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Bophut
#11 Luxury Hotel in Bophut
#18 Family Hotel in Bophut
#19 Romantic Hotel in Bophut
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Library 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Library is a stunning conceptual hotel built in a semi-minimalist architectural design, located at the heart of Chaweng Beach. Shaped by the hands of an island local who was inspired by books and a simple lifestyle philosophy, the property has now become an international icon of style and was recently recognized by Tripadvisor as the number one trendiest hotel in Thailand (2012).The Library offers its guests a total of 26 unique accommodations in the form of Exotic Suites located on the ground floor, Smart Studios on the upper levels, and a new ultra-luxurious unit called the Bookmark which is set to launch by October 2012. Interspersed with age-old trees and various works of art, The Library and its surroundings boast a balance of nature and culture. Interiors bathed in a minimalist palette are completed with modern facilities such as 42-inch plasma screen televisions, iPod touch, and iMAC computers with high-speed Internet connection. True to the belief that a perfect holiday equals an opportunity to enjoy one good novel, guests are invited to browse through the well-curated collection of books at The Lib, which gives The Library its distinctive name. An award-winning restaurant called The Page is also open for all-day dining, and the new Drink Gallery whips up an artistic blend of good food, warm vibes and the island’s most fantastic drinks. ... more   less 
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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Bophut #11 Luxury Hotel in Bophut #18 Family Hotel in Bophut #19 Romantic Hotel in Bophut
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Library is a stunning conceptual hotel built in a semi-minimalist architectural design, located at the heart of Chaweng Beach. Shaped by the hands of an island local who was inspired by books and a simple lifestyle philosophy, the property has now become an international icon of style and was recently recognized by Tripadvisor as the number one trendiest hotel in Thailand (2012).The Library offers its guests a total of 26 unique accommodations in the form of Exotic Suites located on the ground floor, Smart Studios on the upper levels, and a new ultra-luxurious unit called the Bookmark which is set to launch by October 2012. Interspersed with age-old trees and various works of art, The Library and its surroundings boast a balance of nature and culture. Interiors bathed in a minimalist palette are completed with modern facilities such as 42-inch plasma screen televisions, iPod touch, and iMAC computers with high-speed Internet connection. True to the belief that a perfect holiday equals an opportunity to enjoy one good novel, guests are invited to browse through the well-curated collection of books at The Lib, which gives The Library its distinctive name. An award-winning restaurant called The Page is also open for all-day dining, and the new Drink Gallery whips up an artistic blend of good food, warm vibes and the island’s most fantastic drinks. ... more   less 
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